Aesop circa 620 – 564BC was an Ancient Greek story teller credited with a collection of fables known as Aesop’s fables. 
‘The smaller the mind the greater the conceit’ 
‘We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction’ 
‘After all is said and done, more is said than done’ 
‘Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth’ 
‘A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth’ 
‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’ 
‘Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten’ 
‘It is easy to be brave from a safe distance’ 
‘United we stand, divided we fall’ 
‘It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds’ 
‘Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything’ 
‘A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety’ 
‘Persuasion is often more effectual than force’ 
‘Slow but steady wins the race’ 
‘Do not count your chickens before they are hatched’ 
‘The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over’ 
‘Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin’ 
‘It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow’ 
‘The gods help them that help themselves’ 
‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ 
‘We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office’ 
‘Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him’ 
‘Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own’ 
A man is known by the company he keeps’ 
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